Dr. Vijay Singh Tomar 
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India on 1 July 1946. Educated at Higher Secondary School, Dharmgarh, 1959-62; College of Agriculture, Gwalior, 1962-66; College of Agriculture, Jabalpur, 1966-68; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1968-73; B.Sc. (Ag) 1966; M.Sc.(Ag) 1968; Ph.D. Soil Science & Agricultural Chemisty 1973; Post Doc Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1978-80.

Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, M.P., 2012 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1972-77, and Associate Professor, Soil Science, 1977-85 GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Professor, 1985-96, and Head, Department of Soil Science, 1992-96 JNKVV, Jabalpur; Founder Director, Centre of Advanced Studies, Soil Science, 1995-96, Dean College of Agriculture, Sehore, 1996-2001; Director Extension Services, 2001-03; Director, Research Services, 2003-08, Director Instruction, 2002-2003 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 2004-08, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur; Founder Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2008-12. Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Directorate of Soybean Research, Indore, 2014-2017; Member, General Body of ICAR, 2015-2018, Member, Governing Body of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance & Policy Analysis, 2015-16 to 2017-18; Member General Body of Atal Bihari Vajpayee University of Hindi, 2015-16 to 2016-17; Member, Board of Governance, Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Rural Development (M.P.), 2012-13 to 2015-16; Court of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak (M.P.), 2014-17; Treasurer, Member Executive Committee of Indian Agricultural University Association, 2015.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1974; Golden Jubilee Best Agriculture Scientist Honour 1997 (MP); Biennial Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award 2002; Agriculture Scientist Honour 2007 (SBI); Bhoomi Nirman Award 2007; JNKVV received "Krishi Shiksha Samman 2015" being the National Winner of Mahindra Samridhi National Agriculture Education Award, 2015; Best Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Award, AIASA, 2015; Life Time Achievement Award, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 2015; JNKVV received Appreciation Award for contribution in Krishi Karman Award by Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, 2016.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Soil Science, Soil Health Management, Irrigation Management, Soil Physics/Soil Technology, Agricultural Research and Education Management.

Address: Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2681706; Res. (0761) 2681809; Cell 09425155585; Fax: (0761) 2681389; Email: vst.vcjnkvv@gmail.com; vijaystomar1946@gmail.com]